The 2023 IPL auction is going to be a mini-auction. The BCCI has already announced the venue, time, and date for the IPL auction. The TATA IPL 2023 Mini auction is going to be held on December 23rd in Kochi, Kerala. In this article, we are going to discuss the top 5 overseas players registered in the auction. Hope you will enjoy the article.
A total of 991 players have registered their names for the IPL 2023 auction. However, a maximum of 87 slots will be selected during the auction. Because there are a total of 87 vacancies in 10 IPL teams.
Many foreign players have registered their names in the auction. Over the years we have seen foreign players getting paid big bucks.
From Kieron Pollard to Ben Stokes, Pat Cummins, Kyle Jamieson, and Chris Morris, many foreign players have earned huge sums of money.
Here’s an in-depth look at the top 5 foreign players registered for the TATA IPL 2023 auction.
Top 5 Overseas Players Available in The Auction:
Sir Benjamin Stokes has finally registered his name for the IPL 2023 auction. After missing two seasons of the popular T20 league, Stokes has finally put his name in the 2 crore base price.
Now to see, which team can bid for him? Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, or Punjab Kings?
Mumbai Indians are looking to replace Pollard with a player with a similar impact. Also, teams like Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad who have heavy purses can also go for him.
English all-rounder, Sam Curran will also participate in the tournament this season. He missed out last time as he was under some ECB rehabilitation program.
He has been a part of several IPL teams in the past. He was also with Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings.
Any team looking for a left-arm pace bowling all-rounder can look to Sam Curran. He is also registered in the 2 crore base price and he is also going to fetch a hefty amount in the auction.
Among the famous foreign players participating in the auction, this year is West Indies’ former captain Nicholas Pooran.
Last year he was a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team but this year Sunrisers Hyderabad has released him for his poor performance throughout the tournament.
But it is also expected that he will also earn a huge sum of money from this year’s auction. Any team looking for a foreign middle-order wicketkeeper-batsman can bid for Nicolas Pooran.
The Australian all-rounder is going to fetch big money from the auction this year. Green is likely to be the highest bid in this auction.
He offers the power of Shane Watson. He opens the batting and can easily bowl 3 to 4 overs per game. He is a part-time bowler but one who has a real skill in bowling.
He has been in the eye of all the IPL teams ever since he performed brilliantly for Australia in the T20 World Cup held a few days back.
Cameron Green also set his base price at Rs 2 crore for the mini-auction. It is expected that Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings, the two teams with the most money, can sign Cameron.
The 5th player in our list of top 5 overseas players registered for the auction is New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
He has been a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team for the past few seasons and has led the team but this year Sunrisers Hyderabad released him.
Kane Williamson has been performing brilliantly in Test cricket for the past several years but his strike rate in T20 cricket is very low that is why Sunrisers Hyderabad released him from their team and another reason could be his high price.
However, this year he kept his base price at Rs 2 crore for the mini-auction. He is a great leader and has been leading the New Zealand cricket team for many years So teams like Chennai Super Kings and also Sunrise Hyderabad can again target him from the auction because both teams need a captain for the future.